Friday, November 30, 2012

Kate Spade on Gilt

Have you seen the Kate Spade sale of  There are so many items!!! It's a great time to do some holiday shopping.

Fondue Pump

Rosie Slingback

Mollie Pleated Front Wool Skirt

Mele Flared Cotton Sweater Dress

Green & Navy Double Exposure Necklace

So many fun items to choose from! Let me know if you order anything.


Friday's Fancies : Dress Yourself

Happy Friday!  I hope you are all having a great end of the week.  Today I put together a fun outfit that's so me!  

get this look: tee, jeans, flats, bag

Check out my link-up with long distance loving

What style best captures you?


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Festive Flats

I have had a busy few weeks with the end of the semester right around the corner.  But, all of the fun sequin, glitter and bright clothes and accessories just make me want to go to holiday parties already!

How fun are these flats?!  Fabulous!

J.Crew Glitter Ballet Flats | Kate Spade Norella Flat

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina FlatKate Spade Cora Flat

Do you enjoy wearing festive holiday clothes as much as I do?


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Five Tips for Surviving Finals

My final "finals" are right around the corner, I can hardly believe it!  I cannot believe I have been in school since I was 3-years-old and my last full week of school is already here.  In some ways I am ready to be finished with studying, writing papers and taking exams, but in other ways I am a little sad that this chapter in my life is coming to an end.  Since the semester ends in a few weeks, I thought I would share some tips that have helped me survive finals over the past four years.

1. Organize all notes | I cannot do anything unless I am organized.  Before every exam, I make sure all my notes are printed and organized.  Without being organized, I would not be able to focus on studying and reading.

2. Drink a Peppermint Mocha | When you're in the middle of a long study sesh, the best way to list your spirits is to drink a warm and tasty Starbucks coffee.  Not only will it help perk you up so you can keep studying, but a little bit of chocolate and peppermint will put you in the holiday spirit even when you're studying.

3. Find a cozy spot to study | I cannot study unless I find the perfect spot to camp out.  Sometimes it's the library, sometimes it's my kitchen table or desk in my room.  It all depends what mood I'm in and how much work I have to do...  I tend to get more work done at the library or Starbucks, but after hours sitting at the same table, I need a change of scenery so I'll go home and study at my kitchen table or with a warm blanket on my couch.

4. Make notecards | For certain classes notecards are the best way to study.  When your exam is fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice or true false a great way to help yourself remember key facts, terms and dates is to make notecards.

5. Make a timeline | At the end of the semester when all of my exams, projects and papers start piling up, I make a calendar of all the notes, chapters, papers, etc. that I need to study/review by a certain time.  I split up all of my work by day and do my best to complete each task by the designated time.  It is so helpful to have a timeline to keep track of what work needs to be completed by when.

*Check out my study tips*

How do you survive finals?


Monday, November 26, 2012

Gift Guide :: The Preppy Techy

The holidays are right around the corner, so now is the time for gift guides galore!

Southern Royalty Preppy Techy Gift Guide

Backup iPhone Battery | USB Bow | iPhone 5 Case | tech gloves | la pavilion earbuds

What are you getting for the tech lover in your life?


P.S. Don't forget about the Kate Spade Cyber Sale ending at Midnight! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kate Spade Cyber Sale

Cyber Monday is tomorrow!  I for one do not enjoy Black Friday, but I'm all for Cyber Monday.  Sitting at my laptop browsing my favorite stores without the fear of the crazy lines and insane shoppers fighting for every item.  This is a much less stressful way to get the best bargains before the holidays.

Luckily, Kate Spade has surprised us with a Cyber Sale starting today!  

There are so fabulous deals.

Hurry!!!! It ends tomorrow at Midnight!!!!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Elizabeth McKay Holiday

Have you seen the new Elizabeth McKay holiday collection?  It's beyond fabulous.

What is your favorite piece in the holiday collection?


Friday, November 23, 2012

Country Club Prep Favorites

I love Country Club Prep.  The site combines so many of my favorite designers all in one place.  It's wonderful.

Here are some of my current CCP favorites.

What's your favorite Country Club Prep item?


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

I love decorating for Thanksgiving, it is one of my favorite holidays.  I love all the orange, yellow and brown... fall colors and decorations are the best!  Sadly, Thanksgiving is overlooked by many who jump from Halloween to Christmas.  But, not Martha Stewart!  Her site is full of great Thanksgiving tips.  Pinterest also has some fabulous decorating ideas (as always).


Our Thanksgiving table from last year.

Are you excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow? 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Cards by Inslee

Inslee By Design has a great selection of fun holiday cards.  I follow Inslee on Instagram and love seeing all of her original works of art.  These cards are no exception, they are fabulous!  She is so talented.

I love finding unique stationery and cards.  These holiday cards are a great way to show your friends you care and stand-out with a unique card.  Don't these fabulous designs put you in the holiday spirit?

This 'little tree' card is by far my favorite.  I might have to order these to give to my friends with their Christmas presents.
What is your favorite holiday card by Inslee? 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

trend: plaid

November is the perfect time to break out all the plaid.  It's not quite the holiday season yet (although red cups are back at Starbucks), but plaid shirts, pants, skirts and scarves are perfect for transitioning from late October fall clothes to more festive outfits.

Check out some more fun plaid items.

Do you like the plaid trend? 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

J.Crew Factory Favorites

I am loving all things J.Crew Factory right now.  I love so many things I cannot even begin to choose what to order... I have a feeling I'm going to have quite a lengthy Christmas wish-list!


What are your favorites from J.Crew Factory?


Monday, November 12, 2012


The red cups are back!!!!! 

I've mentioned it before, but I am so excited that the red cups are back at Starbucks.  This means the return of peppermint drinks.  I still feel like it's a little early to dive into Christmas (I do love Thanksgiving and think it's an under-appreciated holiday), but drinking peppermint hot-cocoa or peppermint mocha coffee in a fun winter cup is the perfect thing to help you ease into the upcoming holiday season.

1.  J.Crew Quilted Vest | I am loving puffy quilted vest right now.  They are so cozy and fun and since we have a very mild winter in Florida, vests are the perfect way to wear winter clothes without overly bundling up.  

2. Madewell Pintuck Blouse | This red silk long-sleeve blouse from Madewell is the perfect shirt for the holiday season.  Add some fun jewelry, like a statement necklace, and this is the perfect shirt for a holiday party.  

3.  J.Crew Union Suit | I died when I saw these one-piece PJs from J.Crew.  How much fun would it be to wake up on Christmas morning in these bright, striped pajamas?

4. Vickers Bow Camp Three Point from KJP | If you can't tell, I am a little obsessed with the new Kiel James Patrick Vickers Bow Collection.  They are so fabulous, I can't get over it.  The Camp Three Point in red plaid is one of my favorites.  It is the perfect bracelet to wear during the holiday season or give as a gift. 

Scroll through a few more of my favorite red items below.

What is your favorite red item this season? 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Five Things I'm Loving for Winter

Recently we have been having great weather, not too hot and not too cold.  Luckily, it has been cold enough to wear sweaters and boots, but not so cold that you need gloves and hats.  All of this wonderful weather and fun winter fashions has made me long to put together another top 5 list.  

Check out my top 5 from fall!

What are you loving for winter?


Friday, November 9, 2012

How To Style Polka Dot Tights

Polka-dots is one of my favorite trends recently.  I particularly love polka-dot tights.  Tights are so fun to wear when it's cold out, plus you can dress then up or down... the possibilities are endless.  I have a few pairs of tights, but I really love my brown and teal spotted pair from Kate Spade. 

Blazer | Tee | Skirt | Kate Spade Tights (old) | Boots

Some of my favorite preppy bloggers have been styling polka-dot tights recently.  I think I need a pair of sheer polka-dot tights, like the ones below.

Rachel from A Preppy State of Mind

Carly the College Prepster

Sarah from Classy Girls Wear Pearls

How do you wear tights?


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kiel James Patrick

I am a huge fan of Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers!  They are such preppy style icons.  With the holiday's right around the corner KJP products are the perfect gift for your favorite preppy.  KJP bags, bracelets and belts are fabulous and the new Vickers Bow Collection is beyond adorable! 

Have you purchased any KJP products?


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


With snow in parts of the country, I decided to highlight some fun earmuffs to keep your ears cozy and warm during those snowy days.  Kate Spade always has fun and colorful winter accessories and this year they have some fabulous earmuff options.  J.Crew and Ralph Lauren also have some fun options.  

Have you seen the new tech earmuffs designers have come out with this season? Such a fabulous idea!

Do you like wearing earmuffs during the winter? 


Monday, November 5, 2012

trend: scarves

Is wearing scarves really a "trend"?  They seem to always be a trend... one that's not going away anytime soon.
I am so happy scarf weather is back (well, off-and-on in Florida).  Scarves are a quick and easy way to brighten up any outfit.  A patterned scarf is a great way to add a pop of style to your classic solid pieces to create a fun look.  You can pair scarves with jeans or a dress with tights, even a plain whitee tee... the possibilities are endless. 

How do you wear scarves? 


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Styling

Happy Sunday! Here is what I've been doing all day...

Wearing // loafers

Doing // homework

Drinking // tea

How did you spend your Sunday?


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Decorating for Thanksgiving

Pottery Barn has some of the greatest decorations.  Target has already started putting out Christmas decor, but need I remind you... we have to celebrate Thanksgiving first! 

I love Christmas decorations as much as the next person, but Thanksgiving is just a fun!  All the beautiful fall colors and cute turkeys, why wouldn't you want to decorate your home with all that?

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?